JBF Cancelation Policy


  • All events are held at the James Beard House, located at 167 West 12th Street in New York City, unless otherwise stated.
  • Reservations are accepted Monday through Friday between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. by calling 212.627.2308 or by going to jamesbeard.org/events to book online.
  • Reservations left on voicemail are not valid until confirmed by the reservations department directly. Messages left after office hours will be returned by the next business day.
  • Prepaid reservations are required for all events.
Cancelation Policy

Our cancelation policy and fees are as follows: a fee of $25 per person is charged if a cancelation is made more than 5 business days before an event. Cancelations are nonrefundable within 5 business days. Main dining room reservations for groups of 6 or more are 50 percent nonrefundable. Cancelations left on our voicemail will not be honored. Reservations made for the Peter Kump Boardroom, our private dining facility, are nonrefundable.

Food Allergy Disclaimer

Our visiting chefs only bring the ingredients that they need to prepare their planned menu; sometimes these ingredients are prepared in advance and in their own restaurants. Potential diners with food allergies should be aware of this risk. Any food allergy alerts for your party must be made upon booking your reservation or no later than 10 days prior to the event. Our staff will contact the chef, who will then determine if it’s possible to adjust the event’s menu or create other options for those with allergies. We will then notify you about possible modifications. Chefs are unable to accommodate requests made later than 10 days prior to the event.

Private Dining in the Peter Kump Boardroom

Reservations made for the Peter Kump Boardroom, our private dining facility, are nonrefundable. Boardroom minimum/maximum: 12 guests. For more information about reserving the private Peter Kump Boardroom, please call 212.627.2308 or click here.

Out-of-House Events Reservation Policy

All out-of-house events are nonrefundable. For more information, please see specific event details at jamesbeard.org/events.


For more information about James Beard Foundation events or to make a reservation at the Beard House, please call 212.627.2308 or email us at reservations@jamesbeard.org. You can also view our Events FAQs.

The James Beard Foundation is a 501(C)(3) organization. Membership dues are tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law. Donations to the Foundation qualify for most corporate matching grant programs.